This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Colorful Coding lesson plan.
Students will be able to distinguish between questions with a directly stated answer and questions with an inferred answer before answering questions about a text.
Students will be able to cite their inferences aloud with signal phrases using strategic grouping.
Do a picture walk with a book that allows for students to make inferences about a character's emotion or actions and is culturally appropriate for your ELs, such as the book Tuesday by David Wiesner.
Model making inferences using phrases such as "________ leads me to believe________," or "________ suggests that ________." Then, gather background knowledge on students' ability to make inferences by allowing them to share their own inferences and use the modeled sentence frames on their own.
Offer corrections or suggestions when necessary and allow other students to add on to the inferences.
Explain to students that today they'll practice citing text evidence using introductory phrases to explain their inferences.